Mayor shines light on growing Bristol business

Metro Mayor Dan Norris visited the region’s largest independent holiday club provider, Shine Wraparound Care Ltd as the Bristol based business celebrates its 10th Birthday.

Handing over a Birthday card the Mayor met co-founder Shaun Parker who will explain how in the last decade the company has expanded from a ‘two man band’ to over eighty employees today. Shine is now one of the largest independent employers in the district thanks, in part, to a highly successful apprenticeship scheme.

But they won’t stop there and the ever growing business is expanding to new locations across the city and other local authorities in the next few months.

The Mayor toured the facility and saw the sports hall where primary school aged children will be taking part in a wide range of holiday club activities including gymnastics, mini adventure and creative sessions. Shine also run a basketball club and Mr Norris is excited to brush up on his skills and shoot some hoops having been a keen basketball player in his school days.

Shaun Parker said: I’m delighted to welcome the Mayor to Shine so he can see a real local success story. We have record numbers at our holiday clubs this summer which is great for working parents and, most importantly, for children who can have a fun and active summer break in a safe environment. Shine has built a region wide reputation as a leading childcare and sports coaching business providing Ofsted registered services to many thousands of working families and other community groups. We are affordable, reliable and very inclusive thanks in part to the newly formed charitable arm of Shine. What we offer the community has never been more important than now as we strive to lift ourselves out of the pandemic and we are proud of our contribution “

Metro Mayor Dan Norris said: “It’s a pleasure to meet the enthusiastic team and see the young people really enjoying themselves while keeping fit and healthy. One of the best parts of my job is shining a light on successes in our amazing region. Happy Birthday Shine! And here’s to the next decade!”

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